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Álvaro Seiça is a writer and researcher. He holds an MA in Contemporary American Literature from the University of Évora (2011) and a PhD in Digital Culture from the University of Bergen (2018). He published the poetry books Ensinando o Espaço (2017), Ö (2014), permafrost (2012), and the scholarly book Transdução (2017). Seiça has been a PhD Fellow at the University of Bergen (2013-18), where he taught courses in electronic literature and digital humanities. He edits the ELMCIP Knowledge Base (http://elmcip.net). His PhD dissertation “setInterval(): Time-Based Readings of Kinetic Poetry” (2017) was hosted by the Electronic Literature Research Group at UiB, and advised by Scott Rettberg and Chris Funkhouser. In 2018, he is starting a 3-year postdoctoral project entitled “The Art of Deleting” at UiB and UCLA, which is funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. @AlvaroSeica / http://alvaroseica.net

Selected publications
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2017. setInterval(): Time-Based Readings of Kinetic Poetry. 433 pages.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2017. The Freedom Adventure of Portuguese Experimentalism and Kinetic Poetry. 9, pages 165-180. In:
    • Tabbi, Joseph. 2017. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature. Bloomsbury Academic. 500 pages. ISBN: 9781474230254.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2017. Transdução: Processos de Transferência na Literatura Electrónica e Arte Digital. Edições Húmus. 160 pages. ISBN: 978-989-755-241-0.
  • Seiça, Álvaro; Torres, Rui. 2016. O Experimentalismo como Invenção, Transgressão e Metamorfose: A PO.EX Revisitada Através de Po-ex.net. Colóquio. Letras. 193: 9-17. doi: http://coloquio.gulbenkian.pt/bib/sirius.exe/getrec?mfn=18940&_template=singleRecord
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2016. Digital Poetry and Critical Discourse: A Network of Self-References? MatLit (Centro de Literatura Portuguesa da Universidade de Coimbra). 4: 95-123. doi: 10.14195/2182-8830_4-1_6

DIKULT 103: Digital Genres: Digital Art, Electronic Literature, and Computer Games

DIKULT 106: Culture and Norms in the Information Society: Identity, Gender and Social Interaction

DIKULT 203: Electronic Literature

DIKULT 207: Digital Humanities in Practice

  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2018. Kinetic Poetry. Chapter. In:
    • Grigar, Dene; O'Sullivan, James; Baldwin, Sandy. 2018. Electronic Literature: Contexts, Forms, and Practices. West Virginia University Press. 400 pages. ISBN: 978-1-938228-74-2.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2017. Transdução: Processos de Transferência na Literatura Electrónica e Arte Digital. Edições Húmus. 160 pages. ISBN: 978-989-755-241-0.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2017. The Freedom Adventure of Portuguese Experimentalism and Kinetic Poetry. 9, pages 165-180. In:
    • Tabbi, Joseph. 2017. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature. Bloomsbury Academic. 500 pages. ISBN: 9781474230254.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2017. setInterval(): Time-Based Readings of Kinetic Poetry. 433 pages.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2017. A Literatura como Eco: House of Leaves de Mark Z. Danielewski. Chapter 9, pages 195-211. In:
    • Lima, Maria Antónia. 2017. Gótico Americano: Alguns Percursos. Edições Húmus. 300 pages. ISBN: 978-989-755-241-0.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2017. as valas abertas ++ des fossés ouverts ++ open ditches.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2015. The Digital Diasthima: Time-Lapse Reading Digital Poetry. Article, pages 315-318. In:
    • Armstrong, Kate. 2015. ISEA2015 Proceedings. 499 pages. ISBN: 978-1-910172-00-1.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2015. Um Feixe Luminoso: Uma Leitura da Coleção de Literatura Electrônica Portuguesa. Texto Digital. 11: 387-419. doi: 10.5007/1807-9288.2015v11n1p387
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2015. The Digital Diasthima: Time-Lapse Reading Digital Poetry. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Electronic Art. 315-318.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2014. O PO.EX, Arquivo Digital da Literatura Experimental Portuguesa: Uma Recensão. University Fernando Pessoa/PO.EX, Porto. 5 pages.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2014. The PO.EX Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature: A Review. Electronic Literature Directory, USA. 5 pages.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2014. The ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base: A Review. Electronic Literature Directory, USA. 8 pages.
  • Seiça, Álvaro. 2014. Electronic Literature and Online Literary Databases: The PO.EX and ELMCIP Cases. RISS : magasin for studentar og tilsette ved Institutt for nordistikk og litteraturvitskap, Universitetet i Trondheim. 14: 89-102.
  • Seica, Alvaro. 2013. A Literatura Factorial [l!]. Cibertextualidades. 5: 97-113.
  • Seica, Alvaro. 2012. The Transducer Function: An Introduction to a Theoretical Typology in Electronic Literature and Digital Art. Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts. 4: 71-79. doi: 10.7559/citarj.v4i1.69
  • Seica, Alvaro. 2012. E-Borges: Stuart Moulthrop’s Victory Garden. Op. Cit.: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies. II: 130-141.
  • Seica, Alvaro. 2012. Anti-Spam: Reinventing Data. Visual Communication. 4: 1-13.
  • Seica, Alvaro. 2011. Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art. University of Évora, Évora, Portugal. 95 pages.
  • Seica, Alvaro. 2010. Literature as Echo: Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves. Op. Cit.: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies. 12: 241-255.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship (2018-2021), H2020-MSCA-IF-2017: "The Art of Deleting: A Study of Erasure Poetry, Practices of Control, Surveillance, and Censorship." University of Bergen and University of California, Los Angeles. Advisors: Scott Rettberg and Johanna Drucker.

PhD Research Fellowship in Digital Culture (2013-2018): "setInterval(): Time-Based Readings of Kinetic Poetry." University of Bergen. Advisors: Scott Rettberg and C. T. Funkhouser.

ELMCIP KB (2013-onwards): http://elmcip.net

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